Do not take two dogs out to walk on your 40 acres, keeping one hound on a leash and letting the very trustworthy one run loose.
Trustworthy will run by hound, exciting him into bouncing and pulling. Trustworthy will run by again, and Hound will zoom right into your ankle, which will make an ugly noise and commence to swell and turn colors. You will have to crawl back to the house, with the loving and concerned dogs "helping."
You will then have to wait until your platonic roommate comes home, and get him to take you to the ER.
OTOH, it all turned out well in the end. Later that night, due to pain and the emotions that come with it, I started crying. He asked me what was wrong, and I couldn't talk. After a bit, he asked, "Is it because you don't know how I feel about you?" I nodded yes, and smoochiness ensued.
We've been together for 18 years, married for 16.